Do commercial broadcasters still make money from my watching their station, and can public broadcasters still raise contributions?

Do commercial broadcasters still make money from my watching their station, and can public broadcasters still raise contributions?

Yes. Local commercial broadcasters make money by selling advertising and their advertising rates depend on audience ratings. Using existing technology and reporting services, broadcasters can measure how many people are watching their programming online, then charge advertisers accordingly. Public broadcasters that rely on viewer contributions also are able to reach their audience and, in fact, probably reach new audiences over Locast.org, which is great.
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